Jacksonville man claims $12 million jackpot

Muhamed Omeranovic takes lump sum payout from December drawing


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A 66-year old Jacksonville man claimed a $12 million Florida Lotto jackpot from Dec. 21, 2016.

Muhamed Omeranovic took the one-time, lump-sum payment of $8,035,884. 

The winning ticket was purchased at Ruts BP on Atlantic Boulevard. The retailer received a bonus commission of $60,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated more than $9.6 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), according to the Florida Lottery.

The next drawing is held Wednesday with a $3 million jackpot.